Its a history lesson onto itself. The rolled rim and this part was fashioned by hammering copper around a metal circle fashioned by a blacksmith.
The Copper rim is hammered around it. This cauldron was owned by a French family who treasured it for generations.Now it is looking for a new home. Someone will that will appreciate its long Domestic history. It is looking for someone who will also add in their own history. Someone who will treasure it and someone who will use it. It has a normal wear and tear that comes with continual use for a long time.
It hold water and could definitely be used for washing or displaying. You dont get a look like this overnight it takes years upon years of use. There are some lovely welded repairs on the walls.And some dents and scratches that are reflective of how valuable a piece this was to its owners. We have polished up the outside quite a bit, but it could use more polishing if you want a brighter copper look. Also the iron handle could certainly be made it brighter again if you would like. If you have any other questions please let us know. From our home in the French Alps to yours. The item "Antique French Copper Cooking Pot Large 1800 Cauldron Planter Garden Wash Tub" is in sale since Friday, May 28, 2021.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Metalware\Other Collectible Metalware". The seller is "m_chynoweth" and is located in Crolles. This item can be shipped worldwide.